41 Bold and Trendy Dark Purple Hair Color Ideas

If you’re looking for a rocking new hair shade, you should think about these bold dark purple hair color ideas. They’re fabulous, flattering, and everyone will be talking about it if you get it right. Take a peek and let us know what you think about these little delights. We’re in love with them, and we think you might just be too.

1. Dark Purple Hair Color Idea for Brunettes

Highlights are a great idea of adding a new dimension to your hair, so instead of looking one tone and therefore flat all over, the hair has different light-reflecting strands in it. When you’re going for a dark shade, such as these dark purple hair color ideas, adding different shades is important to bring it to life. In this look, a darker brunette has been left at the background, with just subtle pops of purple highlights peeking through to bring it to life. If you have dark hair and you fancy going for a change (but just not a dramatic change), this purple look might just be right for you.

2. Dark Purple Lob

When the weather turns darker, it only makes sense for your hair to match the trend. We can’t get enough of this dark purple lob – a look that shows you don’t need long luscious locks in order to play around with pops of color. Waves have been added to bring this hair to life, which is great tip if you have fine hair but want to give it some “oomph”. The highlights and lowlights of different shades of purple help to bring it all to life, but it’s those waves bring a bounce that makes it look even cuter.

Dark Purple Lob Hairstyle

Source: @hairbynoora

3. Purple Hair with Dark Roots

Dark roots are perfect for lazy girls just like most of us here at StayGlam. When you combine a colored look with a darker-rooted look, you have a lazy (but fabulous) look, and that’s about as easy as it gets. If you have naturally dark hair, when the roots show through, they won’t be so obvious if you copy this look. The roots have been left naturally dark. That glossy purple pop is simply stunning to look at too – we can’t see any negatives here?

4. Dark Purple Hair with Light Purple Highlights

And here’s a great idea for when your dark purple hair color ideas are starting to fade out … Why not play around with different tones and shades, adding some lighter pops of lilac in with a much darker shade? When you add those wavy curls at the bottom, all the dimensions and shades of purple are shown off, giving you a look that everyone will love. There’s no better time than now if you’re thinking of jumping right in … and this look is amazing!

Dark and Light Purple Long Hair Color Idea

Source: @breanna_anythingbutbasic

5. Dark Purple Bob

If you have an oval shaped face, the long, wavy, and messier bob is perfect for you. Although you might need to play around with shades of purple to find one that suits your skin tone, the long bob or bob is the perfect way to give your hair a break. Cutting off those dead ends will result in healthier hair, and in the long run it’ll even make it grow a bit faster too. Sometimes you just need to admit defeat and go for the chop, but when you see purple looks like this, the transition doesn’t seem so difficult.

Dark Purple Bob Hairstyle

Source: @mizzchoi

6. Melted Purple and Lavender Hair

A melt of colors is simply a mix of colors that have been blended together so beautifully, you won’t know where one ends and another begins. That’s definitely the case with this melted purple and lavender hair. There are so many shades of ‘purple’ you could pick from, which means you have plenty of ways to customise this look and make it your own. Pick two or three shades that go well together and get blending. Who knows what magic you might end up creating?

7. Medium Length Style

Dark red and purple go splendidly together, perfectly shown by this medium length style. The reds are kept towards the top, and they fade into a beautiful purple blend. There are a lot of hues thrown into this look, but that’s what helps to keep it so natural looking. If you went for pure purple all over, it wouldn’t look as ‘natural’, or as discreet.

Medium Length Dark Purple Hairstyle

Source: @kattcolors

8. Velvet Ombre

If you’re a brunette and you want to dye your hair purple, you better be prepared to put in the leg work. Trust us when we tell you there’s going to be quite a bit of leg work. These dark purple hair color ideas look as great as they do because they are quite hard work. They’re certainly a lot of maintenance. As well as a few hours in the salon, lightening / bleaching your hair, you’ll also have the after-maintenance to deal with, and this can include product-build-up by mixing a touch of your color in with your shampoo and conditioner. Add to this making sure you condition your hair really well after all that damaging and drying-out pre-treatments, and using the right products too.

9. Long Curly Hair with Purple Highlights

Darker hair colors are renowned for not ‘soaking’ up the color as well as lighter hair shades do. That’s why it’s always recommended to opt for lightening and bleaching treatments beforehand if you want your look as bright and bold. Purple isn’t a natural color, and because it’s not natural, it’s usually much harder to achieve than other shades. You will need to refresh your color regularly. If you haven’t gone too multi-tonal, you can get away with doing this at home.

Long Curly Purple Hair Color Idea

Source: @michellehair

10. Brunette & Dark Purple

Before you opt for a bright shade of purple, you should make sure that it will match your skin tone. The wrong shade for your complexion could leave you looking washed-out, or more ‘gothic’ than ‘vampy’. We would always recommend heading to a colorist before making your final decision. When you head to your hairdresser, take photos with you of the kind of purple you’d like to have and the kind of effect you want to achieve with it. The more of an idea you can give them, the better the chance of you walking out with something you adore. You want to love your dark purple hair color ideas, not loathe them.

11. Subtle Purple Highlights

Subtle purple highlights are a great way of adding that pop of color to your look, while still keeping things on the down-low … Enough to keep your job if hair color is a problem anyway. The top of the hair has been left very natural with this brunette look, and the ends have been colored using an ombre balayage effect. Different shades of lilac, purple, and a dark plum color have all been used in the creation of this stunning look.

Subtle Dark Purple Highlights on Dark Hair

Source: @glamiris

12. Short Dark Purple Hair

The purple highlights really bring those curls to life on this short look, and this is a great example of how to wear any color when you have shorter locks, not just dark purple. Highlights have been added here, with the underneath left naturally dark and brunette. It’s like a pop of peekaboo color, and we love it.

Short Dark Purple Hair

Source: @audradian

13. Smoked Purple and Lavender

The best way to get a really bright colour is to first bleach your hair, and then add a toner to make it a whiter, less brassy shade of bleach blonde. Once you’ve achieved that neutral base, any color that you apply to the top of it will be brighter than what it would have been if you’d added it to your bleached yellow locks. There are plenty of toners on the market, and another great tool to use is a silver shampoo. This is usually a dark blue / purple color anyway, and helps to remove any brassy hues. That’s essential for getting a really good coverage from your purple color.

Smoked Purple and Lavender Hair

Source: @rubydevine

14. Dark Purple Balayage Highlights

If you’re a natural brunette, rather than heading for lighter, brighter pops of color, opt for something warmer in the purple region instead. It’ll be much easier on your hair, and it’ll also be easier on your skin tone too. If you go too dark, too rich, or too icy for that matter, you’ll need to change your makeup palette entirely. The colours you wore before won’t go with your new ‘do, and you may find that buying brand new cosmetic colors will start to cost a fortune. Make sure you’re picking the right shade beforehand.

15. Berry Ombre

Out of bright and light purples, and dark and warmer tones, the latter are most definitely the easier of the two to achieve. The cooler, icier and lighter shades, such as pastel lilacs and violets, will often require much more in the shape of pre-lightening treatments. They will also require the most upkeep too. Red undertones need to be removed entirely with brighter and lighter shades first. That’s hard work if you don’t know what you’re doing, or your hair isn’t in great condition to start with.

16. Shoulder Length Style

Fading of your dark purple hair color ideas is inevitable. There we said it. And we’re sorry for saying it too, but you should definitely be aware of that before you part with your hard earned cash. There are plenty of ways you can slow down the fade of that beautiful shade, and this will include not regularly washing your hair, switching your hair products for safer, sulfate-free options. Also, switching from warm water to cool water when washing your hair can help to fight the fade.

17. Short, Curly & Purple

Short and curly is great hair if you can pull it off, it’s cute and girlie all at once, especially when you throw these purple and pink blends of color into the mix. If you don’t have your hair curlers to hand, don’t panic. You can achieve beautiful bouncing waves with your straighteners if you flick them out in the right direction. You may never need more than your hair straighteners ever again!

18. Jam Velvet

When you’ve got a lot of color to show off, what better way than with a braided design that’s intricately mixed to show off every tone and shade? Braids are totally in right now, and the Kardashians prove that fact. When you combine two of this season’s biggest trends – dark purple locks with those fabulous braids, you have an absolute recipe for success.

Jam Velvet Hair Color Idea

Source: @glamiris

19. Long, Grape Purple Hair

There are so many tones and shades of dark purple to choose from. We’re a big fan of this long grape-purple hair, aptly named because it looks a little bit like the color of a grape. Funny that! Even with darker tones like this that look one-shade all over, there are plenty of mixtures of colors – light and dark are used to add volume where before you may have had thin hair. If you can’t grow thicker hair, why not fake it with light trickery and illusions?

Long Grape Purple Hair Color Idea

Source: @tashatripphair

20. Purple Highlights on Dark Hair

If you want to achieve beautiful purple locks like this, you’ll need to ask your hairstylist for purple highlights on dark hair. Or you could just show them this picture, of course! By adding highlights you’re able to change the entire look of your hair, and you can do this without going for an all-over color, which can often be too daunting for some women. By using highlights to transform your look, you can add more and more as you wish to, or let them fade out to change your look completely once again.

Purple Highlights on Dark Hair

Source: @glamiris

21. Grape Purple

Here’s a very clever tip that will help you with your dark purple color ideas fade-out at the end of it all too…

When you’re ready to change your look once again and you fancy fading out the purple, use a silver shampoo. As the purple fades, it will fade to a more lilac / pastel finish, much easier to fade out. There are color-remover products out there, and some of them we have personally used and had great success with, but they’re not overly friendly on your hair, and leaving it naturally to fade out is always the better option.

22. Glam Dark Purple Hair

Next, we have glam purple hairstyle to show you! For this look, the hair is beautifully curled and features different shades of purple. Most of the hair is dark purple and there is a lighter tone too. This is a stylish and beautiful color idea that will look amazing on everyone. This color combo can be used on any hairstyle.

23. Dark Purple and Silver Bob Hairstyle

Purple is versatile and it will suit many other colors. This is a trendy example. The hair is cut into a stylish bob. At the top, the hair is dark purple and about midway the hair changes into a silvery white shade. As you can see, the colors look amazing together. We love the striking contrast of colors and think the whole style is stunning. Hair like this is perfect for the ladies who want to make a statement.

24. Beautiful Black and Purple Hair

This next hair idea is another one of our favorites! Here we have hair that starts black and then the color changes into a bold royal purple shade. The color is dark but also so vivid. It is a stunning color combo and it can be worn on a cute bob like this or on longer hair. You can also opt for an ombre look. So, choose natural hair that changes to this color midway.

Beautiful Black and Purple Hair

Source: @amberstylist26

25. Long Purple Hair

Love bolder colors? If so, this is for you. The hair featured here uses dark purple tones towards the top section while the bottom section of the hair is a brighter shade. We love the different tones of purple that have been used because they create such a statement. It is just an amazing hair idea and it will make you stand out from the crowd in style.

26. Brown Hair With Stylish Purple Tips

If you do love purple but want to wear it in a more low-key way, then you need to see this. The hair starts brown at the root then changes to dark purple and finally to a lighter purple at the tips. As you can see, the color change is gradual so it creates a subtler look. This is great for those who want to give purple a try because if you decide it’s not for you, then it will easily grow out. Recreate this or use different shades of purple.

27. Dark Purple Ombre Bob

Ombre is a gorgeous color trend and next we have a pretty purple version to show you. For this look, the hair starts black then blends to dark purple and finally to a light purple shade. This is a beautiful way to wear darker purple and a more pastel tone together. Try the cut and color or try the ombre on longer hair. Either way, your hair will look stunning.

28. Stunning Dark Purple and Lighter Purple Hair

We love this next hair idea because the purple used is just stunning. Here we have curly mid length hair. Most of the hair is rich and dark purple while there are a few highlights of lighter purple too. The dark purple is just gorgeous and it is great for those who don’t want purple color that is too bold. We also like the brighter purple at the front because it frames the face and softens the dark color.

Stunning Dark Purple and Lighter Purple Hair

Source: @katkolors

29. Black to Purple Ombre Hair

Next, we have a trendy color idea to show you. The hair starts dark and then changes into purple. Multi purple tones have been used and they have a metallic look as well. This is a bold, stylish and fun hair idea that will suit everyone. These purple tones can be worn with lighter hair colors such as brown. Your hair does not have to be black.

30. Blue and Purple Bob Hair Idea

Another color that purple looks amazing with is blue. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. Here we have a chin length bob. The hair starts black, then changes to bold blue and then finally into a dark and vivid purple shade. We love the blue and purple color combo! Recreate this or try adding more blue. You can also try these colors on longer hair.

31. Subtle Dark Purple Ombre

The next hair idea is more subtle. For this look, the hair is black and then the color blends into a gorgeous purple shade. As the purple is quite dark, the color change is quite low-key. This is an easy to wear style that will suit everyone. Try the color and cut or use the color combo on a different hairstyle.

32. Black and Dark Purple Ombre Long Bob

Next, we have another ombre look to show you. This time the purple used is not as bright. So, the hair is black at the root and then blends to a stunning and vivid purple. We love this purple hair idea because it is so stylish and fun. This shade of purple will suit other hair colors too. It would also look amazing as all over color from root to tip.

33. Burgundy Hair with Purple Tips

There are so many different shades of purple to try and these next colors are some of our favorites! The hair starts as a beautiful burgundy shade and then changes into a gorgeous, bright purple. These colors are just stunning and they are perfect for those who want dark hair but also want to wear bolder colors. It is a balance between the two.

34. Trendy Purple Hair Idea

If you are looking for a trendier style and color then, this is for you. Here we have mid length hair that is dark on the top section and purple on the lower section. The colors are beautiful and we love the actual style because of the hair accessory. Not only does this look show a gorgeous color combo, but also a cute hairstyle.

35. Different Purple Tones

Can’t decide which shade of purple to try? Then why not choose a few?! You could have hair like this. This hairstyle features a bob and lots of different purple tones have been added to the hair. The shades are dark and light and the result is amazing. If you want a unique hairstyle, then this cut and color is perfect for you.

36. Barely There Purple

This next hairstyle is probably one of the subtlest. Here we have dark hair that has barely there purple color. So, the purple used is very low-key and can only be noticed if you are really looking. This is one of those styles where when the light hits it, the purple will shine through. Purple color like this is great for the ladies who want to add a trendy color to their hair without being too over the top.

37. Black Hair with Dark Purple Color

Next, we have another black and purple color combo. This time the hair is black at the root and then it changes into a gorgeous purple shade. The cut, style and color is gorgeous so try and recreate the whole look if you can. Of course, the color can be worn on shorter hair too. We love this hairstyle and think it will look amazing on everyone!

38. Beautiful Violet Hair

If you want dark hair but want a shade of purple that is still a little bright and vivid, then this is perfect for you. Here we have violet hair. As you can see, the violet shade is dark but it has such rich purple tones. This is a stunning hair color and it will suit all hair lengths and styles. We really want this hair color!

Beautiful Violet Hair

Source: @hairbyleila

39. Stylish Purple Hair Idea

The next hair idea is stylish and bold. This look features long hair that is purple from root to tip. The shade of purple used is stunning and it really makes a statement. A color like this is easy to wear and it will look amazing on different styles. It would look so trendy with a bob.

Stylish Purple Hair Idea

Source: @alimyers.ol

40. Purple to Red Ombre Hair

Another stylish color combo that you can try is red and purple. Here is a pretty and cute example. For this look, the hair is purple on the top section of hair and bright red on the lower section. As you can see, the two colors look amazing together! This is a fun style that would be perfect for the spring and summer. Recreate this or switch the colors and have purple on the top and red on the bottom.

41. Easy to Wear Purple Hair

Next, we have another easy to wear look. This time the hair is black with added purple highlights. Even though the purple color is quite bold, the overall style is still subtle because not many highlights have been added. This is another great idea for those who want to try purple in a low-key way or for those who are adding purple to their hair for the first time. It is a low maintenance style.

Easy to Wear Purple Hair

Source: @gma_styles

So now you have 41 beautiful dark purple hair color ideas, which one has inspired you to go for the change? It’s that kind of year where these darker shades are very much on trend, so maybe it’s about time you rocked it?

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